Official: Rahimi leaves Raja in R45m deal

African Football

Soufiane Rahimi, who was one of Pitso Mosimane's transfer targets for Al Ahly, has completed his move from Raja Casablanca to Al Ain in a R45 million deal. 

The Morocco international has joined the United Arab Emirates side for a fee believed to be in the region of R45 million and agreed to a four-year deal that will see him stay at the club until 2025. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see Rahimi's unveiling at Al Ain

The UAE Gulf Pro League giants finished sixth in the 2020/21 campaign, and will be hoping the 25-year-old can help them achieve a higher position this season.  

It was reported by this website in July that Rahimi was a target for Mosimane's Al Ahly, but he has now decided to take is career to the UAE for a lucrative four-year contract.

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One of the forward's new teammates Salem Abdulla had only good things to say about his side's latest purchase.

"Rahimi's strong desire and great ambitions are led him to sign to the Boss," Abdulla said. 

Rahimi himself shared his thoughts on his new challenge ahead.

"I fully understand what I am meant to do in the next stage to achieve my personal ambitions with Al Ain," he said, according to Al Ain's social media pages. 

Rahimi scored 42 goals and created 40 assists in 134 games for Raja Casablanca after graduating from the club's academy. 

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